|Map (top) and Elevation change graph for Day 2.|
Graph: x-axis starts at zero, each hatch mark equals 10 miles.
y-axis starts at 6000 ft. elevation, each hatch mark equals 1000 ft.
Today’s trek began with a car ride to Interstate 70, the endpoint of yesterday’s ride. I dropped Tim and Mark off at the underpass and they started the ride along Highway 72, over the mountain pass in Fishlake National Forest, then southwest to the town of Teasdale, Utah—a small, mostly residential town just minutes from the town of Torrey and the entrance to Capitol Reef National Park.
|Tim and Mark begin the second day's ride under threatening skies.|
|Tim climbs the switchbacks to the summit.|
|Mark takes a break at the summit, overlooking Cathedral Valley|
in Capitol Reef National Park.
|Tim is on his way down from the summit. You can find|
him by looking for the little green dot just to the right of center
in this picture. (Or, click on photo to enlarge.)
|A showery lunch break at Forsythe Reservoir in Fishlake NF.|
|Highway 72 snakes behind Mark as he and Tim|
pedal away from Forsythe Reservoir.
|Considering exchanging their rides for something with|
|Sunshine for the final section of the ride between the towns|
of Bicknell and Teasdale.
We checked into our rooms and, after showering, Tim started the daily routine of washing bike clothes and headbands, then rinsing and refilling water bottles and thermoses for the next day’s ride. We had dinner at The Rim Rock Restaurant, enjoying our meals of blue-cheese burgers and homemade fries while gazing through floor-to-ceiling windows into Capitol Reef National Park and the Boulder Mountains.
|A great way to end the day: views into Utah's color country|
from the front porch of the Muley Twist Inn.
|Panorama Point in Capitol Reef National Park.|